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Viewsonic PJ551D Portable Projector - PJ551D

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Balanced Solution

on 7/16/2008

After much research, the PJ551D Viewsonic projector provided the best balance of price and performance. For less than $600 shipped, you get a great picture, 3-year warranty, and an extra bulb valued at around $250. That's very hard to beat. Though, it is not a high-end projector, with multiple inputs. For my first projector, I am very happy with the picture projected on our bare, tan walls. It still renders great color and I believe would be even better with a high-contrast screen. For ease of use, it can't be beat. Simply plug it in and turn it on. The keystone correction works great from the small card-size remote control. With the extra bulb on hand, I am running the projector in True Color mode which shortens the bulb life, but provides a brighter more color-rich picture for movies. I have yet to notice the fan noise even with the projector 4 feet away. It simply doesn't get too loud. It does, however, get hot, but that is common to projectors. Viewsonic has one of the best warranty's in the projector market, and they continue to produce quality products with attention to picture quality and ease of use. I highly recommend this projector to anyone interested in bypassing the 60" Plasma craze with portability and scalability. Just imagine surfing the net on a 12' screen with sharp, easily read text - that's impressive!

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good little projector

on 8/1/2008

I bought this mostly to do sales presentations on, with some movie viewing and theatrical projection in mind as well. It projects very bright pictures, and so far has worked out well for me. There is not very much of a zoom however. I haven't used it much for higher resolution purposes yet. I actually chose this one because of the free lamp offer.

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Product Overview

The ViewSonic PJ551D is a DLPĀ® projector that offers great value and performance in a portable six-pound package. Featuring 2,300 lumens, an ultra-high 2000:1 contrast ratio (typ) and Brilliant ColorTM , the PJ551D delivers RICH, VIBRANT IMAGE REPRODUCTION. Presenters will appreciate the VERTICAL KEYSTONE CORRECTION for easy image adjustment and the DIRECT OFF FEATURE the allows you to turn it off and go, no more waiting for a long cooling cycle. Built-in security features include a PIN lock password to protect the projector from unauthorized use and the KensingtonĀ® security port to deter unauthorized projector removal from classrooms or media carts. It's the full-featured projector that's equally at home in the office or the classroom.


Manufacturer Viewsonic
Mfg Part# PJ551D
SKU 207552452
UPC 766907285710
UPC 14 00766907285710
Bright in virtually any setting with 2,300 lumens
Ultimate video source flexibility
Supports HD signals including 720p and 1080i
Advanced video features
Multiple color correction modes
OnView® controls for superior screen adjustability
Eco-mode extends lamp life
MyScreen Startup
Tech Specs
Type: 0.55" DMD, DLP®
Pixel Format: 1024x768 XGA
Lens: Manual zoom/focus
Zoom Factor: 1.1
Keystone Vertical: ± 40º
Size: 38" to 150" (diagonally)
Throw Distance: 60" - 236"
Throw Ratio: 2:1
Lamp: 180W, 3,500 hours normal, up to 4,000 eco mode**
Brightness (max): 2,300 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (native), 16:9
Input Signal
Computer and Video: RGB analog, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM, HDTV (480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 1080i)
Frequency: Fh : 30-100kHz; Fv : 50-87Hz
PC: Analog: from VGA up to SXGA< (scaled)
Mac: Analog: up to SXGA
RGB Input: 15-pin HD, D-sub
Composite Video Input RCA jack
S-Video Input: Mini-DIN 4-pin
Component Video Input: VGA DB-15 to HDTV/component cable
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz (universal)
Consumption: 250W (typ)
Operating Conditiond
Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-10,000 ft+
Noise Level
Normal: 34dB (typ)
Eco-mode: 32dB (typ)
Dimensions & Weight
Physical: 10.8" x 4.3" x 8.8"
Net 6.0 lb. (2.7 kg)
Gross 13.0 lb. (5.9 kg)
Three-year limited warranty on parts and labor. One-year warranty on lamp. First-year free Express Exchange service.
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